NLRB Report of the Acting General Counsel Concerning Social Media Cases - Jan 2012

Adrian Lurssen - JD Supra

On January 25, general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new report on social media cases they have recently reviewed. This is it. Of interest to managers, HR professionals, employment lawyers, and of course anyone involved in social media in the workplace.

The new NLRB social media report is an update of the original published last year. Many of the cases mentioned in this report are to do with social media business policies. Interesting read. Fourteen new cases in the update.

From the introduction: "Cases concerning the protected and/or concerted nature of employees’ social media postings and the lawfulness of employers’ social media policies and rules continue to be presented to the Regional Offices and are then submitted to the Division of Advice in Washington for my consideration. In addition, these issues and their treatment by the NLRB continue to be a “hot topic” among practitioners, human resource professionals, the media, and

the public. Accordingly, I am issuing this second report on fourteen recent cases that present emerging issues in the context of social media..."

One takeaway from the report: your employees are on Facebook. Know the rules.

Please see full publication below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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